History’s Mysteries LLC is a researching firm setting out to uncover answers to your inquiries about history in Northeast Iowa, central to the Waterloo area in Black Hawk County. Our expertise lies in the research of real estate in Iowa and cemeteries in the Midwest as well as other areas of genealogical and ephemera research.

We are a proud member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (profile here) and abide by APG Code of Ethics. We are currently working on our certification through the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Applicants for BCG must demonstrate The Genealogical Proof Standard which can be seen here.
If you would like our assistance to answer a burning question you might have, please send an email to Research@HistorysMysteriesLLC.com. In your email, specify your question and provide additional background on what you already know and what steps you have taken (if any) to previously research this question. A phone conversation can then take place to proceed.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mapping Luxury




We can’t do genealogical research without the luxury of maps to aid in our research process or the presentation of our findings.
Online maps are greatly improving and a wide variety of software is available to assist in mapping a project. It is becoming more and more convenient to create maps to convey our results or bring a research theory to fruition. Here are a few widely used sources for mapping.

Google Earth-

ArcGIS by ESRI-

USGS Topographical Maps-

World Map-

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